HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >

Need Pho in San Jose - Bascom/Camden

SanJoseHound Mar 21, 2007 10:54 AM

Please give me your recommendations for Pho near my work, at the corner of Bascom Ave. and Camden in San Jose. Ideally, I'm looking for a place that is less than a 10 minute drive, as close as possible to work. Thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Alice Patis RE: SanJoseHound Mar 21, 2007 01:34 PM

    Oh that's somewhat along my commute home and I'd love to know a pho place in this area. I've never seen one, or any vietnamese restaurant. Googling turns up a yelp review for Pho Blossom on 124 Blossom Hill road (just W of Hwy 17). It looks close on the map, but it takes 15 minutes to drive through all those lights on Bascom/Los Gatos Blvd to get to Blossom Hill. Let me know how it is if you try it out.

    1. a
      alis RE: SanJoseHound Mar 21, 2007 02:11 PM

      I live really close to there and there really aren't any pho places nearby, let alone good ones!

      The only other option I can think of is Khanh Hung Restaurant, 1402 S Bascom Ave.

      1. y
        yamada3 RE: SanJoseHound Mar 21, 2007 08:51 PM

        If you drive North on Bascom to Steven Creek/San Carlos, Pho Lynn around that corner is very good.

        1 Reply
        1. re: yamada3
          alis RE: yamada3 Mar 22, 2007 01:03 PM

          Pho Lynn is good - I have three friends who live very close, so we go there a lot. I think you could keep the drive within the specified time range if you jumped on 17/880 and got off at West San Carlos, Pho Lynn isn't all that far south from the freeway exit.

        2. w
          whyseetea RE: SanJoseHound Mar 22, 2007 01:06 AM

          try Capital and silver creek, it's called Pho Y....same plaza as Hollywood Video.

          1 Reply
          1. re: whyseetea
            SanJoseHound RE: whyseetea Mar 22, 2007 11:30 AM

            Whoa - Capital and Silvercreek is much farther than the original area I'd requested. I'm in San Jose close to Los Gatos. Capital & Silvercreek is in the Evergreen/East Side. Definitely more than 10 minutes away.

          2. s
            Starwatcher RE: SanJoseHound Feb 13, 2008 09:32 AM

            There is a Vietnamese restaurant with pho in a small older strip mall called Dick's Center, 1350 S. Bascom Ave., between Southwest Expwy. and Stokes St. It's right next to Beverly's Crafts, and there's also a taqueria and a Middle Eastern restaurant located in the mall, also. Right this moment I don't know the name of the Vietnamese restaurant, or how the pho is, but I'm going there later on this morning to try it! I was there previously once when it was owned by someone else, and the pho was excellent then. I will post the name of the place and how the pho currently tastes when I get back.

            3 Replies
            1. re: Starwatcher
              Starwatcher RE: Starwatcher Feb 13, 2008 02:19 PM

              So sorry! I went there this morning and this is now NOT a Vietnamese restaurant anymore - it's changed hands yet AGAIN - and it is now a fast food Chinese place called "Super Race." I was disappointed when I got there, but I took a previous poster's recommendation and went on to Pho Lyn over on San Carlos. It was pretty good, but I still like my favorites Pho Hoa and Pho Tau Bay better. Too bad there's not any of these pho restaurants anywhere located on this side of the Valley...! :(

              1. re: Starwatcher
                SanJoseHound RE: Starwatcher Feb 20, 2008 05:46 PM

                Wow I can't believe how fast it changed. I had noticed that there was no more "Pho" sign hanging. Sad =(

              2. re: Starwatcher
                sflegs RE: Starwatcher Feb 21, 2008 02:40 PM

                Have you tried the Middle Eastern restaurant or Taqueria in that mall and are either of them any good?

              Show Hidden Posts